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Marshall Street Playground Community Meeting

On July 21, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

somervillelogoMayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente, and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invite all interested community members to an informational community meeting to discuss upcoming renovations to the Marshall Street Playground. The meeting will be held in the conference room at the Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue, on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Luisa Oliveira at 617-625-6600 ext. 2529, or LOliveira@somervillema.gov.

 

Assembly Row Summer Series begins July 24

On July 20, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Assembly Row Summer Series is right around the corner, so get ready to have some fun in the sun – and the shade.

Assembly Row Summer Series is right around the corner, so get ready to have some fun in the sun – and the shade.

By Jeremy F. van der Heiden

Assembly Row is one of the hottest areas in Somerville today, as the shops and restaurants have already started to open and the new MBTA station is set to be functional within the next few months. While the attractions have already started to attract more Somervillians and others from neighboring towns, several events will likely send traffic soaring even higher.

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Human remains stored in Somerville, Weymouth

On July 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Former funeral director Joseph V. O’Donnell.

Former funeral director Joseph V. O’Donnell.

By Jim Clark

Cremated human remains have been discovered in storage facilities in Somerville and Weymouth by law enforcement investigators who have been looking into allegations of fraud by a former funeral director, Joseph V. O’Donnell, 55, of Mattapan.

Dozens of cremated remains were found by investigators at U-Haul Moving & Storage in Somerville on Wednesday of last week, followed by 12 more remains discovered in a Public Storage Unit in Weymouth on Thursday.

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Somerville Sunsetters performances for July 2014

On July 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

~Photo by Claudia Ferro

— Photo by Claudia Ferro

The Sunsetters will be performing at the following locations through the month of July:
July 21 — Palmacci Park
July 22 — Little Sisters (indoors)
July 23 — Pearl Street Park
July 24 — 21 Hall Ave.
July 28 — 22 Rose St.
July 29 — Cobble Hill Apts
July 30 — Chandler Street
July 31 — 20 Kensington Ave.

 

Wait until your father gets home!

On July 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

del_ponte_4_webLife in the Ville by Jimmy Del Ponte

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

Originally published July 17, 2010

My kids had turned just about every light in the house on and went out. When they came back I said, “Who do you think I am, Rockefeller?” They looked at me with a very strange expression. I should have updated it to Donald Trump.

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Water bottle wielder nabbed

On July 18, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

Officers in the vicinity of Police Headquarters on Somerville Ave. reacted last week to what sounded to them like a brawl taking place nearby.

Officers located two females who were reportedly engaged in a physical altercation. The women were ordered to cease their fighting, and eventually calmed down after several warnings.

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Powder House Community School Meeting, July 21

On July 18, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

powder_house_school_webMayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development invite all interested residents to a community meeting to discuss next steps for the future of the former Powder House Community School site. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powder House Boulevard.

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Rules of Thumb

On July 18, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

shelton_webBy William C. Shelton 

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

Any man in Davis or Union Squares on a Friday night who is drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon, discussing obscure bands and movies, and wearing Converse All-Stars, a plaid shirt, tight jeans, heavy-rimmed glasses and facial hair will declare that he is not a hipster.

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Tricky shopper gets nailed

On July 17, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

A reported case of larceny brought police to the Home Depot store on Mystic Ave. last week.

The responding officers were briefed by loss prevention personnel and advised that a man, Alexander Basisity, 48, of W. Newton, had attempted to switch price tags on store merchandise in order to make away with a relatively expensive item at a much lower price than would normally be charged.

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Somerville’s ArtBeat Festival July 18 & 19, 2014

On July 17, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Graphic by illustrator, Dan Blakeslee.

Graphic by illustrator, Dan Blakeslee.

This year’s theme: Hatch!

ArtBeat is one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and hatch-themed activities.

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